Rejuvenate in our lovely riverside log sauna. There’s a magnificent view of the coastal mountains from the front deck and if you’re feeling really adventurous you can try a refreshing dip in the Wheaton River!
Canoeing & Kayaking
Wheaton River Wilderness Retreat is only a 5 minute drive from Annie Lake, a small lake fringed by majestic mountain peaks which is ideal for all levels of paddling ability. The Upper Wheaton River is a well-known whitewater canoeing and kayaking river (Class 1 & 2) with the put-in point only a 20 minute drive upriver from our guest cabin. Paddlers can literally canoe or kayak to the front door of our guest cabin. It is also an excellent starting base for those paddlers wanting to canoe the lower Wheaton River to Lake Bennett.
Hiking & Biking
Backcountry roads & scenic mountain trails provide access points for exploring the rugged wild beauty of the surrounding river valleys and alpine areas – whether you’re hiking, cycling or wildlife watching.
If you are not worn out after a day of snowshoeing, skiing, relaxing and/or wood chopping, stay up late and watch the sky for northern lights: Our retreat is a fantastic spot to observe the Aurora flash across the night sky. Truly a one-in-a-kind experience!
A Nature and Photography Lover’s Paradise
Dall sheep can be spotted on nearby mountain slopes in the Spring and Summer and moose, caribou, lynx, wolves, and bear are just some of the wild animals which travel through the river valley. Annie Lake and adjacent wetlands are home to a variety of bird life including loons, ducks and bald eagles.